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Autumn Fall Cookbooks My Faves!

I love cook books! I love the photographs, the graphics and even the smell of a good book, lol! I thought I would share my fave family cook books that I bring out in the Autumn Fall season to stay warm and to keep the family nourished! I hope you find some inspiration here in this video for your own family.

There are links at the bottom of the page where you can buy the books from Amazon, (they are affiliated links and I should probably notify you that I might earn 10p or so if you click it lol!!!!) If you have an independent book shop, order them in there and support small local business instead!

With love x


Autumn Monthly Meal Plan

The cold is setting in quickly into this part of the world and I don’t know about you but I’m all about comforting warming dishes this time of year! I love a good slow cooker recipe or pressure cooked stew.

Check out the video below for a look at our September monthly haul and the cosy four week meal plan is at the end of the video. It is also written at the bottom of this page for you.

I hope you find some inspiration for your own family meals, love Angie x

Autumn Fall Home Decor & Haul

I love Autumn it is my absolute favourite season, I love the cooler weather and the beautiful colours that fall brings. I really enjoy spending time with the family at this time of year and there are always so many memorable things to do around the home and outdoors. It is such a special time.

I created this video below to show you how we are enjoying the season at home with decorations and foodie treats (of course!).

Love Angie x

Meal Plan – One Week August

A quick meal plan to warm you up for my monthly September plan coming next week! There are no attached recipes its just to give you an idea on how we plan our meals and vary our diet and to give you some inspiration for different family meals.

Click the video below for a look at the food haul and our meal plan is written below. Lunches are just a variation of tuna, cheese and egg sandwiches and wraps this week and breakfasts were granola, smoothies and toast this week.

Meal Plan Ideas One Week

Monday (Vegetarian) – Five Root Vegetable Soup

Tuesday (Fish) – Fried Breaded Fish

Wednesday (Vegetarian) – Stuffed butternut squash

Thursday (Meat) – Venison Stew

Friday (Vegetarian) – Leek Tart

Saturday – No planned meals

Sunday – Chicken pieces roasted in herbs

August Faves 2019!

I love the end of Summer…the weather is still warm during the day but I love the cooler evenings and the prep for the Autumn/Fall ahead! Autumn and all the colour it brings is my favourite season of course!

Click the video below for some of my favourite products for household, baby, reading, kitchen and foodie items! There are links at the bottom of the page where you can find them if they inspire you!

Love Angie x 😉

Bio D Cleaner – https://amzn.to/2MCq5G5

Kite Clothing – www.kite-clothing.co.uk

Frugi – www.welovefrugi.com

Sweet sleep book – https://amzn.to/2ZgSiJm

The Art of Hygge – https://amzn.to/322CNl4

Fruity Fruits – https://amzn.to/2Zucoz3

Neals Yard Hair Treatment – https://amzn.to/2KThJI0

Silicone Trays – www.lakeland.co.uk

29 Weeks Pregnant

My first ever pregnancy vlog is available to view by clicking on the video link below! I’m 29 weeks now and talk about the discomfort of SPD, bump bands, packing and prepping my hospital bag and the labour aids I have purchased so far. Enjoy!


Malaysian Prawn Soup

I love this recipe its one of my absolute faves! It is so super easy to make, you can follow the recipe below or click on the video link below to view it in video. The instructions are really simple and easy to follow.

Click the image for the full recipe video. 🙂

Ingredients

1 medium bowl of small prawns (about 300-400g) Tofu for a vegetarian substitute

4 noodle nests

1 can of coconut milk

1 liter of vegetable stock

2tbsp of coconut oil

small bowl of garnishings (chopped cucumber, spring onions, fresh chilli)

salt & pepper

1tsp of paprika

1tsp of ground cumin

1/2tsp of ground coriander

1/2tsp of tumeric

1tbsp of lemongrass puree

1 small piece of ginger

5 peeled shallots

5 cloves of garlic

5 fresh chillies of choice

1 red pepper chopped

1 head of broccoli chopped

Blend the chillies, garlic, shallots, ginger lemongrass and all spices in a small blender with a little water. Heat the coconut oil in a non stick pan and add the blended spice mix, brown lightly. Add the stock and vegetables and cook the vegetables on a medium simmer. Add in your prawns or tofu and stir through and cook through for a few minutes.

Add the coconut milk and cook through until dissolved. Serve on top of the cooked noodles and garnish with the chopped cucumber, spring onions and chillies.



Almond Milk Recipe

If your after super easy homemade Almond milk check out this recipe video below. I’ve also given you a quick tour of my new Nutramilk nut milk machine, its pretty awesome and has saved us loads of money so far making our own dairy free milk and will continue to do so in the future.

We are loving the machine so far, I would recommend checking the company out by clicking the Nutramilk link below.

I’ve used my Nutramilk machine to make the almond milk and it comes with a hard back high quality cookbook containing around 200 recipes.

https://nutramilk.co.uk/

Click the image above to view the Almond Milk recipe video


Natural Lip Scrub Recipe

This is a super easy recipe for a natural homemade lip scrub that nourishes and soothes the lips especially in the colder weather. It’s particularly good for dry lips and is safe for the kids to use also.

The ingredients are completely organic and natural and are even edible so you don’t need to worry about it accidentally being swallowed! It tastes good too!

Check out the recipe video below for full details.


Monthly Food Planning

Hey Everyone!

I have saved so much time and money by shopping and meal planning on a monthly basis. I wanted to share my method with you all and hopefully you will also benefit from this method in some way.

Budget

So lets talk money first! I budget £25 per person per week, my children are all eating fairly large meals now but If you had smaller children you could perhaps budget £25 per adult and £10-15 per child. It is entirely up to your own requirements and circumstances but I feel £25 a week per person works out well for us.

So as a family of five our monthly food budget is £125 x 4 = £500 per month

Meal Planning –

I use cookbooks and my own family recipes to plan our meals for the whole month. I usually just plan for Monday to Friday as the weekends can be pretty busy and we tend to eat out sometimes at the weekend so I like to keep options open for the weekend.

I plan all the evening meals, two soups for the week, two baked snacks(cake etc.) for the kids, I also buy several sandwich fillings and have a soup and sandwich most days. I keep the breakfasts pretty loose and buy in ingredients to have porridge, eggs, smoothies etc. Sometimes if I have extra time I will plan a few different smoothies for each week but I tend to make up my own super food smoothie recipes if I am not using my smoothie book.

I also buy in all of the kids school snacks, lunch box items and any other snacks that they like to eat. We don’t really buy biscuits and sweets apart from the odd bar of chocolate but do eat treats when we are out and about. I find if we stock lots of unhealthy snacks in the house the kids and myself included will eat them up too quickly.

I buy all the toiletries and household goods in bulk and any other items needed on a daily basis. I also like to bulk up on a couple of items for the larder/pantry cupboard and choose a couple of things to bulk up on per month such as rice, pasta, tinned foods etc. I find it works out cheaper this way and reduces my monthly shop overall in the long run.

Shopping –

I split the budget up as follows –

1 Monthly Bulk Shop – around £200-250

3 Weekly Mini Top Up Shops – £30-£50

1 Monthly Bulk Order of household, toiletries, larder/pantry goods (usually from amazon) – £100

Sometimes I will have money left over, sometimes I am slightly over budget but it all works out in the end.

This method saves me so much time, money and effort I can’t imagine swapping it for any other at the moment.

Click on the videos below for a look at my monthly hauls and weekly mini top ups. Any questions drop me a line.

Love and happy meal planning!



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